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Long-Time Sales Professional Frank Donnelly Passes Away
April 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

A veteran of the Canadian automotive aftermarket, Frank Donnelly has died.Donnelly was a long-standing member of Grant Brothers Sales Limited’s sales team. He joined the organization in 1957 and most recently served district manager in Ontario for the Traditional Automotive

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Things Looking Up at Tenneco, but Loss Still Registered
April 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive announced today that the company’s first quarter 2002 performance improved significantly versus one year ago with a reported net loss of $2 million, or 5-cents per share, for the first quarter of 2002, compared with a net loss

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APA Selects Wagner Brake Products for Professional Choice
April 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

The APA Professional Choice Auto Parts group has selected Wagner Brake Products from Federal-Mogul as the marketing partner for 2002.As a designated marketing partner, the Wagner brand and product line will be featured in all APA trade advertising in 2002.

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iATN 2002 Convention Slated for September
April 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

The International Automotive Technicians’ Network (iATN) 2002 AnnualConvention will be held Sept. 27-29, at the West Coast Anaheim Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.The Convention, jointly sponsored by NAPA and ASE, will draw automotive service professionals from across North America and around the

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Cummins to Sell Filtration Business
April 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. will seek a strategic buyer for its Kuss Filtration business. Kuss Filtration, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cummins Fleetguard, is located in Findlay, Ohio. Kuss, although an excellent business, was determined to be outside the core strategic

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Exide Technologies Files For Reorganization
April 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Automotive and industrial battery maker Exide Technologies, Inc. has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Company said that it elected

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Smokey Gets His Wings
April 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Legendary engine builder and motorsports personality "Smokey" Yunick, who died last May at age 78, is being named a "Racing Angel" today at the Motorsports Hall of Fame.Prolong Super Lubricants, Inc. announced today that Henry “Smokey” Yunick will be posthumously

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TRW Board Calls Latest Offer Inadequate
April 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

TRW Inc. announced today that the latest offer of $53 U.S. from Northrup Grumman does not pass muster.After careful consideration including consultation with independent financial and legal advisors, TRW’s board of directors has unanimously (with one director absent) determined that

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GM Lands CN Diesel Locomotive Remanufacturing Contract
April 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Canadian National railway has awarded a contract to remanufacture 300 diesel locomotive engines to General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division (EMD).The engines are used in main line locomotives. Under the six-year contract, GM will provide all materials, technical oversight, specifications, certification

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Genuine Parts Company Reports Quarterly Drop, Automotive Sales Up
April 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002.Larry Prince, chairman of the board of directors, announced today that sales totaling $1.98 billion were down 4% compared to the first quarter of 2001. Net

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U.S. Recall: Jeep 4.0L Vehicles Could Collect Debris, Have Engine Bay Fire
April 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

As a preventative measure, the Chrysler Group will recall 2000-2002 Jeep Wranglers (known as the TJ in Canada), 2000-2001, Jeep Cherokees and 1999-2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees with 4.0 Liter engines to reduce the possibility of debris accumulation in the engine

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Crash Data Recorder Standard Could Improve Safety
April 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

Driven by the lack of uniform scientific crash data needed to make vehicle and highway transportation safer and reduce fatalities, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has begun working to create the first universal standard for